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. tonight we'll see the keynote, and then hear from first lady michelle obama. and with that ahead of us, let's go to our political team here in charlotte. four white house correspondents, current and former, beginning with our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd down on the floor of the north carolina delegation. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. if the republican convention was all about trying to present mitt romney's softer side, the democratic convention has a different goal for the president. shoring up key parts of his voting coalition. tonight the target, hispanics and women. as workers inside the hall put finishing touches on the convention stage, democrats prepare to appeal to two key constituencies, women and hispanics, that favor the president but lack the enthusiasm they had for him four years ago. leading the charge on women, michelle obama. >> are you ready for this? >> reporter: in all, five of the prime time speakers tonight at the convention are women. charged with delivering tonight's official keynote address, julian castro, the 37-year-old
motors is alive! >> in charlotte, michelle obama checked out the convention hall where she speaks tomorrow night. outside democrats gathered and debated what barack obama ought to emphasize. >> bin laden and all of this, as far as health care, trying to change it. he stepped in a mess. it wasn't him that created it. >> i think he needs to shoot holes in what romney is going around mouthing off about. >> mitt romney's runningmate, paul ryan came to north carolina, claiming the president cannot run on his record. >> he can't tell you that you're belter off, simply put, the jimmy carter years look like the good old days compared to where we are right now. >> romney took the day off, boating at his home in new hampshire. a new gallop poll find romney got no boost from voters from his convention. like the republicans, the democrats are running a three-day convention, not four. like last week this one will climax on thursday night in primetime, jessica. with president obama's acceptance speech. >> steve, at the last convention before he, he became president, before he be came president,
messenger michelle obama checked out the arena this afternoon in advance of her speech tomorrow night. other key speakers include san antonio's mayor castro, massachusetts candidate elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton. all have their remarks aimed at key democratic constituencies. >> the obama campaign got another convention headache earlier this morning when the chairman of the california democratic party publicly compared paul ryan to nazi propagandaist joseph goebbels. the romney campaign took offense and called for a full repudiation of the remarks. the obama campaign did repudiate the remarks but did not call on mr. burton the chairman of the california party to resign. kate? >> chuck todd in north carolina tonight. >>> president obama spent this holiday on the campaign trail with a stop in a key swing state today before moving on to see flood damage in louisiana. kristen welker is traveling with the president and joins us from new orleans. good evening, kristen. >> reporter: good evening, kate. we are in new orleans where president obama took a detour from the campaign t
time here getting used to it. >> reporter: the focus tonight will be on first lady michelle obama. democrats hope her popularity will draw on the fence voters. >> she'll tell the story of what he's done for this country and how she's been with him and seen him take these swift actions to help restore economic security. >> reporter: vice president biden arrives today. the president campaigning in norfolk today arrives wednesday. also today, delegates will show the party's platform, abortion rights, same-sex marriage, and extending tax breaks only for the middle class. tracie potts, nbc news, charlotte, north carolina. >> thank you, tracie. >>> coming up, yes, you do pay more for them, but the question is are they really better for you? we'll have the results of a new stanford study on the benefits of organic foods. you may want to change your shopping habits after this. >> reporter: bob redell live in the south bay. fresh from london. a couple of the men, u.s. gymnastics members of the team. we'll tell you what brings them here to san jose. that story coming up. >>> apple sets the
with the prime time speech from first lady michelle obama. we're here live. >>> republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan joins us to talk about where he thinks the presidential race is headed and chris sichl that he played fast and loose with the truth. >>> out and about. the prince makes his first public appearance since those naked las vegas pictures surfaced and poked fun at himself. but it was a cheeky 6-year-old who nearly stole the show. >>> the gentle giant, michael clarke duncan, oscar nominated star of "the green mile" died after a heart attack. tributes are pouring in from some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, september 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" tuesday morning, i'm savannah guthrie in charlotte, north carolina. >> i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah, republicans had their moment in the spotlight last week. starting today, down there in charlotte, the democrats will try to grab some of that spotlight for themselves. >> that's right. this conve
a specific thing they wanted to do. michelle obama did the character. bill clinton did the unprecedented economic argument. and then president obama did the, you know, hey, the -- made the case for looking forward. each night seemed to have a theme that fit together. look at tampa. you did not have the same thing. it was all about trying to fix the likability ratings, but not a lot of memorable specific details for instance on what a mitt romney presidency would look like. >> yeah. and democrats have been chiding the republicans for not putting more meat on the bones on their ideas. on the other hand, the president's advisers promised there would be specifics in the speech. did you hear any new policy or substance? >> i heard nothing new. more of a -- you know, look, the incumbent trying to make the don't change horses in midstream and making the case that the same ideas he's been advocating that haven't been passed. he will now push to try to them be passed. you didn't hear, you know what, this is going to be how we'll deal with the debt and deficit or entitlement reform or how we'll de
. >> all right. >> reporter: the new guidelines are supported by first lady michelle obama's campaign against childhood obesity. >> when we're talking about getting kids running around and playing again, it is important to understand that this isn't just about fun and games. this isn't a joke. it's about their health. >> reporter: schools can provide more servings of fruit, vegetables and low-fat milk for students who need additional calories. >> 850 calories is a nice lunch. that's filling. where the kids are saying they are hungry is several hours later for after-school sports and they don't have the energy to be able to do that. >> reporter: the "we are hungry" video has gotten more than 100,000 views since it was posted last week, a strong message from students who find their new lunch program hard to swallow. now in response to the parody a representative for the usda told nbc news the amount of food on a kid's plate is not much different than in years past. it's simply healthier. the new standards were developed using the latest science at the institute of medicine which determi
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